Community Engagement

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At YCC, we have a long history of developing partnerships and networking with community groups, service providers, and business and government agencies. Our aim is to share resources and skills to ensure community needs are met and to maximise outcomes for our community.

Here we share community and YCC news and events with you. We’ll also give you links to other websites of interest.

Ongoing Community Projects

The Nourish Project – Food Relief Program

The Nourish Project rescues surplus food from landfill and transforms this donated food into nutritious meals which are distributed and provided free to people in need. With the support of so many, we have already delivered over 8000 meals since October 2020!

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Pop Up Food Relief Markets

We will be hosting a food relief market for those in need of assistance with food and essentials. The market will be held in the car park located at 59 Francis Street once a month for four months.

Find the dates and more information here

Common Ground – Community Garden Project

Transforming a space at YCC into a flourishing community garden.

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Carers Employment Support Program

The Carers Employment Support Program at Yarraville Community Centre
supports unpaid carers in finding training and work that is compatible with their duty of care.

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Food Pantry

Food Pantry is a community-based program that collects and safely stores food and household products for free distribution to those in need in our community.

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Finding solutions that support refugee parents to become engaged in education and training opportunities

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Bringing People Together – Chatty Café

YCC has recently established three Chatty Café events where people can connect and make new friends, and participate in activities of mutual interest.

Find out about our community meetups here

YCC Youth Space

YCC Youth Space aims to empower young people through healthy video gaming and to enable them to form friendships in a safe space. The program focuses on healthy video gaming, life skills and workshopping issues important to young people.

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Electricity Bill Support For Residents – $250 Power Saving Bonus

We are helping community members apply for the State Government’s $250 Power Saving Bonus, a one-off payment to help eligible Victorians experiencing energy bill stress.

Find out if you’re eligible

Share The Dignity Vending Machine

Giving those in need the dignity they deserve. The Dignity Vending Machine is a vending machine that dispenses a FREE period pack which has six tampons and two pads in it. The machine is there to help women, girls, and those who menstruate. The Pink Box is located in the Yarraville Community Centre’s (59 Francis St, Yarraville) ground-level women’s toilets. Because access to period products is a right, not a privilege.

Find out more about Share The Dignity Organisation

Good Shepherd’s No Interest Loans (NILs)

The Yarraville Community Centre is thrilled to work with and support our community as a referral point for Neighbourhood Houses Victoria and the Good Shepherd’s No Interest Loan Program.

Here’s how we can help you apply for a loan

KOGO (Knit One Give One) Free Knitting Group

KOGO is a not-for-profit organisation that asks volunteers to knit warm winter woollies for distribution to people in need. Join our group of knitters to support this great initiative – suitable for all levels of knitters (mentoring support provided).

More Information Here

Free Child Car Restraint Fitting

Book in for a free child care seat restraint fitting or safety check at YCC. The service is conducted in the car park at 59 Francis Street, Yarraville every second Tuesday. The service is hosted by Kid Safe Victoria in partnership with Neighbourhood Houses Victoria with support from the Victorian State Government. Bookings are essential, please book via the link below…

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Free Tax Help

The Tax Help program is a network of ATO-trained community volunteers who can help you prepare your tax return using myTax. The Yarraville Community Centre will be offering free weekly face-to-face tax help sessions every Tuesday at 59 Francis Street, Yarraville.

Am I eligible?


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At YCC, we have a long history of developing partnerships and networking with community groups, service providers, and business and government agencies.